Oracle's offices in Beijing. (Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP, Getty Images)

Oracle’s Bid for TikTok Is Down to the Wire and Also a Huge Mess

The Trump administration’s efforts to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling its U.S. subsidiary TikTok to an American company are closing in, with enterprise software giant Oracle attempting to get regulators to clear a deal. Unsurprisingly, everyone involved is really making a garbage fire out of it.

After beating out Microsoft, Oracle could be getting ready to fly off into the sunset with U.S. TikTok. (Photo: Scott Olson, Getty Images)

Silicon Valley’s Biggest Trump Supporter Wins TikTok

Oracle, one of President Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in Silicon Valley, beat out Microsoft for TikTok’s U.S. operations on Sunday, multiple media outlets reported. Nonetheless, after weeks of talking about a sale, it is not clear that the deal will involve one.